Forward Scottie Upshall has spent the preseason on a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, but he will now reportedly be heading to the St. Louis Blues to sign a deal for the 2017-18 season, according to Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet. He is expected to sign a new deal on Friday.

For Upshall, it would be his third consecutive season with the franchise, all of which have been on one-year deals. He appeared in 73 games during the regular season last year and finished with 10 goals and eight assists, before going on to appear in 11 postseason games in which he did not record a point. He finished fifth on the team in penalty minutes (45).

The 33-year-old veteran has been in the league since the 2002-03 season when he debuted as a member of the Nashville Predators, who selected him sixth overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.